Monday, February 5, 2018

Day 368: Julie Hamilton

ARTIST STATEMENT In my current work I am creating paintings that explore spirit, unseen and natural forces, and physical space
as abstract expressionist images. The paintings are not a literal depiction of an external place, but are creations born from my
memories, imagination, and subconscious – an internal landscape. I am interested in making highly subjective works that evade a single i
nterpretation. I explore the mind – body connection through my process, focusing on stream of consciousness painting. I am
compelled to make works that, for me, are like maps to a higher place. I see my canvases as symbolic windows through which I am looking
into and out of for my images. When I am painting, I am connected to something larger than myself, actively participating in a
search for understanding, balance, serendipity, and inspiration.

ulie Bailey Hamilton was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The beautiful landscape of mountains meeting sky
has always been a point of origin in her works that reference the physical meeting the spiritual. 

Julie’s career has as an artist has spanned the last 25 years. She began to find her voice at James Madison University where
she earned a BFA in Fine Arts and certification to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade art. She taught art at Salem High School f
or 8 years before pursuing her dreams of becoming a full time artist and mother. In 2006 she finished her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts at
Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

In 2007, Julie joined Signature 9 Gallery, launched her on website, and won the first of numerous awards for
her works throughout Southwest VA. In 2016 Julie moved to Phoenix Arizona and is working as a full time artist.

Julie is a teacher at heart, and loves to work with both children and adults to develop their creativity. She started The Creativity Retreat
for Women – A Spa for the Soul, Girl’s Night at the Studio and teaches classes in ceramics, painting, and drawing at night.

She celebrates this colorful life with her husband and two daughters, Emma and Lilly, who often work alongside her creating
, teaching, cooking, and painting! website
@juliehamiltonart Instagram


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